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Horn & Crescent. Connections, Mobility and Exchange between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in the Middle Ages

Horn & Crescent. Connections, Mobility and Exchange between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in the Middle Ages

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Published on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

Le projet ERC HORNEAST vise à documenter les connexions entre les sociétés de la Corne de l’Afrique (Éthiopie, Nubie) et leur environnement islamique aux échelles locale et régionale (Égypte, Palestine, péninsule Arabique), pour mieux comprendre les modalités du processus d’islamisation à l’œuvre dans la région et la recomposition des chrétientés africaines au Moyen Age (VIIe-XVe siècle).

Announcement

Presentation

The ERC Consolidator Grant project HORNEAST. Horn & Crescent. Connections, Mobility and Exchange between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in the Middle Ages (P.I. Julien Loiseau) offers a three-years post-doctoral fellowship (first term 31 August 2018, renewable).

The ERC project HORNEAST aims at evidencing local and global connections between the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Nubia) and its Islamic environment (in Egypt, Palestine and Arabian Peninsula) in the Middle Ages (7th to 15th Century), for a better understanding of the Islamisation process in the whole area and of African Christianities’ resiliency and reconfiguration at the same time.

Sought profile

The post-doctoral researcher will be fully engaged in the project’s stages 1 (Evidencing connections between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East) and 2 (Investigating crossroads outside the Horn of Africa). He/she should have a PhD in the field of Ethiopian studies (history or philology) and a good command of Ge’ez and its reading in manuscripts.

Job description

Based in the research team at Aix-Marseille University, he/she will be involved in research missions in Ethiopia, Egypt and Israel. He/she will be expected to develop his/her own research project within the ERC project HORNEAST, to publish at least three individually authored articles in leading international journals and to produce a monograph (which might be or not the publication of his/her PhD dissertation) by the end of the contract. He/she will actively participate in the project workshops and conferences and in the editing of their proceedings.

Compensation details

He/she will be supported to participate to any relevant scholarly meetings.

The monthly salary is about 2.700 euros gross on a full-time basis.

Schedule

Post-doctoral Fellowship on the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages, IREMAM, Aix-Marseille University

  • Deadline: 31 December 2017

  • Period: 1 February 2018 — 31 January 2021 (36 months)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in mid-January 2018.

Address for submission: mellal@mmsh.univ-aix.fr

How to apply

Please send us your CV, a cover letter with a short motivation and a statement of interest, a research proposal including sources, and the names and details of two referees (no reference letters). Applications have to be submitted by email to mellal@mmsh.univ-aix.fr. The four components of the application (CV, letter, proposal, names of referees) should be combined in one PDF file.

Selection panel

Subjects

Places

  • Aix-en-Provence, France (13)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, December 31, 2017

Contact(s)

  • Lamia Mellal
    courriel : mellal [at] mmsh [dot] univ-aix [dot] fr

Information source

  • Lamia Mellal
    courriel : mellal [at] mmsh [dot] univ-aix [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Horn & Crescent. Connections, Mobility and Exchange between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in the Middle Ages », Call for tender, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, https://calenda.org/427813

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